Extremely attractive hardy shrub, bearing masses of creamy-white flowers in spring, followed by soft, silvery-grey foliage. Fully hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions this beautiful plant deserves to be much better known - at present it remains extremely rare in UK horticulture. Slow-growing and supplied at apprixiamtely 12-18" tall. Final height: 1-2m
A really good white buddleia, producing numerous, fat, full white flower heads in high summer which will attract clouds of butterflies. Once established cut back hard in spring to ward off any tendency to woodiness and to encourage fresh stems in the summer that will bear flowers. Fully hardy. H:1-3m
An unusual hybrid form of the ever-popular 'butterfly bush' combining the generous flowering of the Chinese Buddleia davidii amd the golden flower colour of the South American B. globosa. Pale creamy-apricot to lilac flowers with rich golden-orange centres open from small dusky French blue buds. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soils. Cut back hard in spring if desired to retain a compact and tidy plant. Fully hardy. H: 1-3m
Sun-loving and drought-resistant shrub from Australia,. Grown for its mauve 'bottle brush' flowers. Best in full sun, and poor, well drained soil, sheltered from cold northerly winds. In colder areas consider keeping in a pot and over-wintering in a cool glasshouse or conservatory. Hardy to at least 0C and probably -5C when slightly mature, gaining hardiness with age.. H:1-3m
This is a small evergreen tree or medium shrub with aromatic olive green, lance shaped leaves. Small pale yellow flower spikes are born in early summer. Plant in neutral to acid, moderately fertile and well drained soil in full sun. H:1m.
Medium sized evergreen shrub suitable for a sunny sheltered site. This half-hardy shrub needs some sort of shelter in the winter (a warm courtyard with shelter from winds should be fine), or keep in a pot and over-winter indoors. Lovely plumbago blue flowers are found on the plant in summer and autumn. H: 90cm S: 60cm.
A vigorous, evergeen shrub with arching branches, mid-green leaves and clusters of pink-red flowers in summer and autumn followed by purple-red fruit. Best grown in full sun and moist but well drained soil, preferably in a sheltered and sunny position. Native to the southern USA and South America to Chile. Hardy to -5C, possibly colder when more mature. Poisonous if ingested.